Celebrity Wives You Forgot About

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We all know that behind every successful man is a woman backing him up. These great celebs all had or have wives that made them who they are.  Find out what the celebs and their wives looked like back when they were first together and what they look like now.

Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley | Then

Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley have an incredible love story. Priscilla met Elvis when she was just 14 years old. She was hanging out at the Eagles Club listening to music when a man came up to her and asked if she wanted to meet The King. For 6 months they would visit each other until Elvis left Germany. She was allowed to have short visits with him in Hollywood. Elvis proposed in 1966.  The two dated for seven years before marrying in 1967.

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Elvis Presley – Priscilla Presley | Now

The two had their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley a few years later. We all know the rest. Elvis and Priscilla separated in 1972. Priscilla was open about her affair with her karate instructor. Elvis passed away in 1977, the couple divorced a couple of years before he died due to the couple’s infidelity and his substance abuse issues. They stayed close after the divorce and reportedly even held hands on the way out of the courtroom. Priscilla has since remained somewhat in the limelight, and daughter Lisa has become a musician herself.

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Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune | Then

The first actor to play James Bond, Sean Connery, had quite an interesting love life. Before he married Micheline Roquebrune in 1975, he was married to Diane Cilento. Connery and Cilento married in 1962 and got divorced 11 years later. He then married Micheline who was a Moroccan-French painter.  in 1975. The duo met in Morocco at a golf tournament. They tried to keep the wedding very private and had the ceremony in Casablanca. Both came into the relationship with kids from previous marriages.

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Sean Connery – Micheline Roquebrune | Now

Micheline Roquebrune had three children and Sean Connery had one son before joining families. The couple is still happily married today! One of the reasons their marriage works so well is because Micheline knows she can trust Sean. In 2008, Micheline spoke openly about her marriage in The Daily Mail. She said, “When I met Sean, I knew I was taking on the whole package. Everyone wants him and I have to accept and understand that.” Connery retired from acting and is enjoying time with his grandchild.

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Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen | Then

Award winning actor Robert Redford stole the heart of Lola Van Wagenenback in the 50s. They met in 1957 because they both lived in the same Los Angeles apartment. The couple married in 1958. Lola was Robert’s first wife. Lola devoted her life to Robert. She dropped out of college so she could marry him. Together they had four children, Scott Anthony, Shauna Jean, David James “Jamie”, and Amy Hart Redford. Tragically, Scott died of sudden infant death syndrome at only 2.5 months old. Sadly the couple divorced.

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Robert Redford – Lola Van Wagenen | Now

Robert reflected on his divorce from Lola Van Wagenen. He told AARP magazine, “It was really hard. We were very young. I had my first theater job, which didn’t pay much. We didn’t know anything about SIDS, so the only thing you think is that you’ve done something wrong. As a parent, you tend to blame yourself. That creates a scar that probably never completely heals.” In another interview, Redford reported that the two have remained close and have the utmost respect for each other.

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John Travolta – Kelly Preston | Then

Kelly Preston’s first marriage to Kevin Gage was only two years long. Luckily, shortly after they met, she fell in love with John Travolta. They met on the set of The Experts. The two married in 1991. Both Kelly and John are Scientologists. They had three children together, Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin. Tragically, their oldest son Jett died while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas. Jett had a seizure disorder that contributed to his death.

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John Travolta – Kelly Preston | Now

John and Kelly are also still happily married today. They have been together for more than 25 years which is considered an eternity in Hollywood. Kelly and John both love to act but have not been in many films lately. Interestingly, their daughter Ella Bleu has made her acting debut. Why are these two so great together? John says, “There’s a line in Look Who’s Talking when I say, ‘The key to a child’s happiness is keeping the mother happy.’ It’s true, and it’s contagious to the whole family.”

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Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight | Then

Jack Nicholson married Sandra Knight in 1962. Like Nicholson, Knight is an actor. She is also a painter and writer. After the two got married and Sandra and Jack had one daughter, Jennifer. Jack is close with his daughter and shared about parenting. He said, “Children give your life a resonance that it can’t have without them … As a father, I’m there all the time. I give unconditional love. And I have a lot of skills in terms of getting them to express themselves.”

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Jack Nicholson – Sandra Knight | Now

Jack and Sandra were not married very long. The couple divorced in 1968 so the marriage only lasted six years. Since the 60s, Jack has been linked to Anjelica Huston, Lara Flynn Boyle, and actress Rebecca Broussard, with whom he also had children with. Sandra is mainly a writer these days. However, there were a few acting jobs that she had back in the 50s and 60s. Sandra had positive sentiments about her ex in an interview with Closer Weekly. She said, “The real Jack is a loving, caring, giving person. We had a very beautiful, sweet marriage,”

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Michael Caine – Shakira Caine | Then

Michael Caine has been in many successful films including Woody Allen’s Hannah and her Sisters. After his first marriage to Patricia fell apart in 1962, he met the love of his life, his now wife Shakira Baksh. Shakira is a model and an actress. Caine saw her in a coffee commercial on TV and asked his friend to get her number. The two were married in 1973. Michael is Christian and Shakira is Muslim but Michael has said, “no questions or issues ever come up.”

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Michael Caine – Shakira Caine | Now

These two are still happily married. They have been married for 44 years! They have one daughter together named Natasha Haleema. Michael Caine continues to act while Shakira has her hand in fashion. She is a former model and fashion designer. Shakira has also been in some films including Some Girls Do and a science fiction TV series called UFO. Here’s a marriage tip from Michael. He says, “The secret of a good marriage is two bathrooms. You never want to share a bathroom with a woman or you end up with a little corner for your shaving things and stuff. I am older than she is and I need more space”.

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Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott | Then

Before Robert De Niro married his current wife Grace Hightower, he was with Diahnne Abbott. Abbott is an actress and singer and was known for her role in Taxi Driver. They had two children together, Drena and Raphael De Niro. Drena even appeared in Robert’s movies including Showtime, Wag the Dog, City by the Sea and The Intern. Raphael was named after the hotel in Rome where he was conceived. Cute or weird? You can decide. Robert and Diahnne got married in 1976 and divorced twelve years later.

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Robert De Niro – Diahnne Abbott | Now

The couple divorced in 1988 and since then Robert had a long-standing relationship with model Toukie Smith. He and Toukie had twin sons delivered by a surrogate via in vitro fertilization. After the split with Toukie, Robert married Grace Hightower in 1997. They split in 1999 but then renewed their vows in 2004. Robert and Grace have a daughter together. Diahnne has stepped out of the public eye and kept to her self, except for the rare occasion of an appearance.

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Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa | Then

Gene Hackman and his wife Betsy Arakawa are one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. Betsy is Gene’s second wife. In 1956 he married Faye Maltese and they had three children together. Gene and Faye got divorced after thirty years of marriage together. After Gene met Betsy they dated for seven years before officially tying the knot. Gene and Betsy married in 1991. Betsy is a musician and she met Gene through her work. She would often accompany him on set.

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Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa | Now

Gene Hackman and Betsy Arakawa are still happily married. They both almost look the same as they did when they were young. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They love their quiet peaceful life out of the limelight. Gene Hackman says he chose to not live the life of a movie star. He told the Washington Post, “I paint, I draw. Santa Fe has a world-class opera, a chamber orchestra. Culturally it’s pretty nice there.”Hackman still loves to act and he picks up work when he can.

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Sean Penn – Madonna | Then

It may be a challenge to wrap your head around this one. Sean Penn and Madonna used to be married. Although the marriage was short-lived, we still have a lot of feelings about it. These mega stars were married from 1985 to 1989. Because Madonna and Sean Penn are so unbelievably famous, the press got out of control with them. Penn was actually arrested for assaulting a photographer on a film set. Penn had to spend 33 days in jail (he was sentenced to 60 days!).

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Sean Penn – Madonna | Now

The two stars divorced in 1987. Sean Penn and Madonna still keep in touch. In 2016, they made headlines after they auctioned off items together at a charity gala for humanitarian efforts in Malawi. Both have obviously moved on since. Sean went on to marry famous actress Robin Wright. Penn and Wright have two children together. Sadly they divorced in 2010 after many years on and off. Madonna went on to marry Guy Ritchie until they divorced in 2008.

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Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart | Then

Harrison and Calista met in 2002 at the Golden Globe Awards. They got engaged seven years later in 2009 on Valentine’s Day. The Hollywood stars wed in 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The two have shown nothing but love for each other. In 2011, they adopted their son, Liam, who was born in 2001. Calista is Harrison’s third wife (guess that’s the charm!). Ford was married to Mary Marquard and Melissa Mathison before finding his soulmate, Calista Flockhart.

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Harrison Ford – Calista Flockhart | Now

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are still going as strong as ever! They are one of Hollywood’s most successful couples which is pretty shocking considering how hugely successful both actors are. They obviously don’t let their careers come before their marriage. Flockhart was the star of Ally McBeal. She now has a role in TV’s Supergirl! Harrison has been very busy with Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, as well as films like, The Age of Adaline, Cowboys & Aliens, and The Expendables 3.

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Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison | Then

Lucky for us, Johnny Depp has had quite an eventful love life.  Before Vanessa Paradis and the infamous marriage to Amber Heard, Johnny was married to Lori Ann Allison from 1983 until 1985. Lori Ann was a makeup artist (pretty sure they met on the set of a movie he was working on). Here we see the two right after getting married, looking totally in love. Look how young Johnny was! He was only twenty years old at the time of his first marriage!

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Johnny Depp – Lori Anne Allison | Now

Nowadays, the only time we heard from or about Lori is when she testified on Johnny’s behalf when accused of domestic violence against now ex-wife, Amber Heard. Depp’s divorce from Amber Heard has not been finalized yet. Lori has mostly kept to herself and seeing as back in the 80s the press was not so interested in celebrity news, there is little we know of her even today. Johnny Depp has had a hard time staying out of the press.

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Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Leyton | Then

For many years, Anthony Hopkins has shined on the big screen. Off screen, Hopkins love life was not so glamorous. He struggled with alcoholism until Christmas 1975 when he decided to get sober. His first marriage was to Petronella Barker from 1966-1972. Hopkins and Barker have one daughter, actress Abigail Hopkins. Anthony and Jennifer Leyton married a year after his divorce from Barker.  Here we see them at one of Hopkin’s many award ceremonies.

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Anthony Hopkins – Jennifer Leyton | Now

Alas, after 29 years of marriage, Anthony and Jennifer divorced in 2002. Anthony was quoted as saying, “I live a separate life and am not very good with any relationships – with anyone. I can’t be locked up with anyone for too long.” The actor moved to Los Angeles, while Jennifer stayed in the United Kingdom. Anthony went on to marry a third time. He married Stella Arroyave in 2003.  Hopkins and Arroyave had a private ceremony in Wales for their 10th anniversary.

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Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan | Then

From Spin City to Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox was hugely successful throughout his entire 30-year acting career. The actor actually met the love of his life while on the set of Family Ties. It was there he met Tracy Pollan, where she played the role of his on-screen girlfriend. It wasn’t long until Tracy became his off-screen girlfriend. They began dating after they met again on the set of Bright Lights, Big City. The two married in 1988.

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Michael J. Fox – Tracy Pollan | Now

Fast forward to 2016 and these two crazy kids are still married. Despite Michael’s early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, Tracy has remained by his side to fight the big fight. The two have four children together. They have one son, Michael and twin daughters, Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, and another daughter Esme.  Michael is still acting, despite his symptoms. A real heartwarming love story is what these two have.

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Bruce Willis – Demi Moore | Then

As often happens with Hollywood couples, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore met at a premier. They both fell in love at the premiere for the film Stakeout.  Willis and Moore got married in 1987 and had three daughters together shortly after. Their children are Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. Their marriage lasted littlele more than ten years. They decided to divorce in 2000 but remained very close, even attending one another’s weddings thereafter.

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Bruce Willis – Demi Moore | Now

The divorce was tough for the couple. Bruce recalled, “I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work.” Both moved on and managed to stay close friends. They both attended each other’s weddings. In 2005, after two years of dating, Demi went on to marry Ashton Kutcher who is 15 years younger than her. They got divorced 2011.  Bruce remarried a model and had two more daughters with her.

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Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore | Then

Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore met before fame and fortune. He was an unknown actor at the time and she was a dental nurse. They met in the 1970s and married in 1980 at a church in New South Wales. They got busy having children right away and they did not stop for a long time. Many do not know that the couple has seven children together! They have one daughter and six sons! The couple was married for twenty-six years until they decided to untie the knot.

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Mel Gibson – Robyn Moore | Now

Mel Gibson opened up about the cause of the divorce in an interview. He shared that the separation began after he was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu. When the two divorced, Robyn was given half of Mel’s mind blowing fortune!  The two divorced and Mel went on to date and have one more child with Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva. After her split with Grigorieva he went on to date Rosalind Ross and father his ninth child.

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Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan | Then

There is nothing better than when two super famous stars get together on set! They were both at the top of their game at the time. Meg Ryan was the queen of romantic comedy, with roles in Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and City of Angels. Dennis Quaid has been in many notable works too including, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, and The Parent Trap. They fell in love while shooting D.O.A. and got married in 1991.

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Dennis Quaid – Meg Ryan | Now

Dennis and Meg’s marriage, although Hollywood heaven, did not last. The two divorced in 2001. Dennis went on to marry again and have twins with a real estate agent named Kimberly Buffington. Dennis and Buffington announced a joint statement that they were divorcing.  Meg went on to adopt a baby girl from China. Shortly after, she dated American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, much to the surprise of the public. Their relationship ended after three years and she has worked to stay out of the public eye.

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Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith | Then

Pierce Brosnan is well known for his roles in the Cold War, The Fourth Protocol, and Mrs. Doubtfire. His first marriage was to Cassandra Harris from 1980 until 1991 when she sadly passed from ovarian cancer. Brosnan reflected, “Cassie was very positive about life. I mean, she had the most amazing energy and outlook on life. It was and is a terrible loss, and I see it reflected, from time to time, in my children.” Three years later Brosnan found love again when he met journalist Keely Shaye Smith in 1994.

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Pierce Brosnan – Keely Shaye Smith | Now

It took Pierce a long time to come to terms with his wife’s death before marrying Keely, and it is said that she was extremely understanding of the situation. Brosnan and Keely met in Mexico and married in 2001. They are still happily married. It seems Pierce has a healthy respect for marriage and marriage vows. The couple has two sons together, in addition to Pierce’s children with Cassandra. The couple is very active in environmental and animal rights activism.

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Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva | Then

Cindy Silva was Kevin Costner’s first wife. They met in college while they were both studying at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF). They began dating in 1975 and got married in 1978 after they both finished college. The couple has three children together named Anne, Lily, and Joseph. Cindy and Kevin got together before he began acting and gaining notoriety. Things changed once fame came into the picture and it did not help his marriage. Costner also developed a reputation that he was not easy to work with.

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Kevin Costner – Cindy Silva | Now

Perhaps fame is what drove these two apart. 16 years later, in 1994, the couple divorced. Kevin went on to become one of the biggest names in acting, with roles in huge films like The Bodyguard, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Message in a Bottle. Cindy has not been in the public eye for many years and that is the way she likes it.  In 2004, Costner remarried model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner. Baumgartner is twenty years younger than Costner. He had three more children with her too.

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Mark Hamill – Marilou York | Then

Just around the time that Mark Hamill became synonymous with Luke Skywalker, he met and married Marilou York. At the time Marilou was a dental hygienist. Once fame hit, the marriage got shaken up. Once Hamill tasted fame, he realized that York was the woman for him.  The year was 1978 and love was in the air. The adorable couple ended up having three children together: Nathan (who was born right in the middle of the production of The Empire Strikes Back), Griffin, and Elizabeth.

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Mark Hamill – Marilou York | Now

It seems as though the force is definitely strong with these two love birds. They have been happily married for over 38 years. Mark and Marilou are as stable as it gets in Hollywood, probably due to the fact that they stay out of the public eye. Recently, Mark has reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in the 7th installment of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s never ending! Mark has also done some voice acting. In more recent years Hamill maintained the voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. 

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Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielson | Then

When these two got together, the whole world went mad. The highly publicized relationship went down hill fast. They got together during the height of his Rocky career.  Sylvester married Brigitte in 1985 while Brigitte was at the height of her own modeling and acting career. Nielsen told Oprah, “The biggest misconception while I was with Sylvester, was the fact that everybody thought I married him because of money. They didn’t understand that he begged me to marry. He begged me!”

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Sylvester Stallone – Brigitte Nielson | Now

After just two years of marriage, Sylvester and Brigitte filed for divorce. The two had no children together. Their relationship was very much in the public eye the entire time, due to the level of their celebrity. Nielson told Oprah she “remembers thinking, ‘This is too early. This is not right. At the same time, everybody was going, ‘Who wouldn’t want to marry Rocky?’ If I would go back in time, I shouldn’t have married him, and he shouldn’t have married me! Both have racked up the marriages over the last couple years. Stallone has been married three times while Nielson’s marriages come out to five total!

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Michael York – Patricia McCallum | Then

Michael York, a well-known English actor, and Patricia McCallum met in the sweetest way. In 1967 McCallum was a photographer and she was assigned to photograph the famous actor.  These two fell madly in love and married just one year later. They got married on March 27, 1968, which is actually York’s birthday. He turned 26 years old the same day! It must have been good luck because the couple is still together to this day. Patricia has stood by Michael’s side through everything.

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Michael York – Patricia McCallum | Now

The two are still married, 48 years later. Wow. They did not have any children together, but Patricia did have a son, Rick McCallum (producer of Star Wars) from a previous relationship. The couple is now both in their 70s. Michael was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. Luckily he was treated with a stem-cell transplant and he is positive he will make a full recovery. He told the Telegraph, “I know this can be deadly, but I never gave up. I am thrilled at this reprieve and want to do as much as I can to make it better.”

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William Shatner – Elizabeth Shatner | Then

William made his mark in Hollywood when he played the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise. He has also married four women in his life! His first married was to Gloria Rand who he has three daughters with. He then married Marcy Lafferty in 1973 and the Nerine Kidd Shatner in 1997. Nerine died tragically by accidentally drowning in a pool after consuming alcohol and valium.  Wife number four is Elizabeth Shatner. The couple married in 2001.

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William Shatner -Elizabeth Shatner | Now

William and Elizabeth are still together and are often seen on either the golf course or the red carpet. Since this is marriage number four for Shatner, he told the press that he made very sure to pick right this time. Elizabeth and William co-wrote the song “Together” on his album Has Been.  The song describes their relationship perfectly. The lyrics read, “Together they say. A breath renewed, every day with you, our arms are moved. We are not alone, not unloved, together.”

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Tim Allen – Laura Deibel | Then

Many do not know that before Tim Allen met his first wife, Laura Deibel, he was serving more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges. Shortly after serving time, he met Laura. They were together from 1984 until they divorced in 2003 after 19 years of marriage. Tim married Laura in 1984, in a private ceremony. The two had one daughter together, Katherine, born in 1989. At the time, Tim was at the height of his career doing Home Improvement, and films like Toy Story (he was the voice of Buzz Lightyear), The Santa Clause, and Galaxy Quest. 

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Tim Allen – Laura Deibel | Now

Tim and Laura were married until 2003. The actor was at the top of his career but his personal life was going down the drain. They separated in 1999 but the divorce was not finalized until four years later. Right before the divorce, Allen ran into trouble with the police a second time. He was charged with drunk driving and put on probation for a year. Tim went on to remarry and have another child, all the while acting in both film and television. Laura has kept to herself after the divorce, choosing to stay as much out of the limelight as possible.

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Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor | Then

The American actress Christine Taylor and Stiller met on set while they were both working on the T.V show Heat Vision and Jack, and Stiller explains falling for Taylor as hitting him “out of the blue”. The two tied the knot on May 13, 2000, and have been happily married ever since even appearing onscreen in films together like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Taylor is best known for playing Marcia Bardy in The Brady Bunch Movie.

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Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler | Then


Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for being Will Smith’s annoying nerdy brother on sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, married his wife Robin Stapler back in 2002. The two met in 1999 while on set filming “In The House”, and were very much in love from then on. Carlton came up to Robin on set and asked her about her plans for after work; since their dinner date, the two were practically inseparable. Having tied the knot in 2002, the couple welcomed their daughter, Sienna, shortly after.

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Alfonso Ribeiro – Robin Stapler | Now

Unfortunately for Carlton’s fans, Alfonso Riberio ended up separating from his wife just four short years later in 2006. The two are still on good terms and share custody of their young daughter, Sienna. When asked about the divorce, Ribeiro commented, that the two just didn’t find common ground and ended up citing irreconcilable differences. Robin starred in several movies in the 90s, including “The Disco Years”, “The Setting Son”, and her collaboration with ex-husband, “In The House”. However, she has since quit acting and went on to lead a regular life.

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Ben Stiller – Christine Taylor | Now

This Hollywood couple is happy as ever and since the wedding  in 2000, they’ve become proud parents of two children. Their eldest daughter Ella is now 11 years old and their youngest son Quinlin is eight. While Christine’s acting career has slowed down since becoming a mother, Ben is still busy as ever especially with his most recent movie release, Zoolander 2. The two have set up their home base in Westchester County New York, where they live with their children, who have recently adopted a vegan lifestyle.

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Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan-Tatum | Then

It only makes sense that two of the best looking human beings on this earth (Channing and Jenna Dewan-Tatum) would gravitate towards each other, marry and produce offspring. Jenna started her career as a backup dancer for famous artists like Janet Jackson and Missy Elliot before she began her acting career. The two met in 2006 while filming for the movie Step Up and began dating very soon after their initial introduction. The pair hit it off and Jenna said ‘I do’ in 2009 at a lavish ceremony in Malibu California.

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Channing Tatum – Jenna Dewan-Tatum | Now

Since marrying and becoming parents, this dynamic duo hasn’t slowed down one bit and while they now have a precious daughter, Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum, their careers are still booming. Jenna gave birth to Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum in London, England on May 31, 2013, and by 2015, she picked up acting again after landing a role in the CBS prime-time series Supergirl as the character of Lucy Lane. Channing has also been busy working in films like The Hateful Eight in 2015 and Hail, Caesar!  in 2016.

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Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward | Then

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were basically the original Brangelina type of couple. They met in 1953 on the set of The Long Hot Summer. He was married to Jackie Witte at the time. They had a son and two daughters together named  Scott, Stephanie Kendall, and Susan. He and Jackie divorced in 1958. That same year, Newman married Joanne Woodward. Paul and Joanne moved away from Hollywood in the 1960s to start a family in Connecticut. It was rare at the time for famous Hollywood stars to raise their kids away from “the scene.”

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Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward | Now

Paul and Joanne had the secret ingredient to a great relationship. Joanne was quoted saying, “Paul and I were good friends before we were lovers. We could talk to each other, we could talk to each other about anything without fear of ridicule or rejection. There was trust.”  Paul and Joanne were married for 50 years, until Paul’s death in 2008. They had three daughters while they were together. Once Paul was asked about infidelity because so many women wanted him for his fame. Paul said,”Why go out for a hamburger when you have steak at home?”

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Chris Hemsworth – Elsa Pataky | Then

This striking couple met the old fashioned way when William Ward, Hemsworth’s talent agent, introduced the two in typical matchmaking style and the rest is history. Pataky was born in Madrid, Spain and got her start in Hollywood as a model before eventually moving onto acting and film production. You probably recognize her as the blonde bombshell, Elena Neves, in The Fast and the Furious movies, and Hemsworth from the Australian television show Home And Away. The two married just 3 months after meeting during Christmas vacation in Indonesia in December of 2010.

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Chris Hemsworth – Elsa Pataky | Now

7 years and three beautiful children later the cute couple is still together happy and successful as ever. Since tying the knot, Chris has scored roles in major films like Thor, and Star Trek and will even reprise his role as Thor in the 2017 release of Thor: Ragnarok. He even has films lined up until 2019!  Their daughter India Rose was born in 2012 and their twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, in 2014. Last year Hemsworth decided to relocate his family from Los Angeles to Byron Bay in his home country of Australia since he no longer has to be in the U.S to secure work in movies.

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Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky | Then

After years of establishing himself as the controversial Sirius disc jockey and the host of the Howard stern Show, Stern decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend Beth Ostrovsky in true Stern style in 2007 during his radio show on Valentine’s day. The two had been dating for 7 years before he popped the question and she said ‘I do’. Ostrovsky, who is a model and animal rights activist, married Stern on October 2008 in New York City at the prestigious Le Cirque restaurant. Stern wanted to keep the ceremony small and intimate as it was his second marriage.

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Howard Stern – Beth Ostrosky | Now

Since marrying the two haven’t had any children but they have adopted a total of six cats. Being that Beth is an advocate and spokeswoman for the North Shore Animal League, both her and Stern have fostered 75 cats in their New York City apartment and found them all homes. The two have said that they keep their marriage spicy by reading books like 50 Shades Of Grey and other adult literature. While Stern is busy with his SiriusXM radio show, Ostrosky has kept herself busy writing children’s books and volunteering for various animal rights organizations.

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Warren Beatty – Annette Bening | Then

Warren Beatty was quite the ladies man when he first stepped onto the Hollywood scene. That was until he met Annette Bening. They met in 1991 on the set of the film Bugsy. Beatty told People magazine that Bening canceled a meeting with him initially. Eventually, they ended up meeting for lunch to prepare for their film together. Beatty recalled, “I remember losing interest in the garlic chicken I was eating within 20 seconds. And the garlic chicken had been very good.”

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Warren Beatty – Annette Bening | Now

They wouldn’t go out officially until they were done with filming. Once they started dating, they knew the love would last. Warren and Annette married in 1992 and are still married today!  The couple has four children together,  Stephen, Benjamin, Isabel, and Ella. Beatty told People magazine about what it was like to have kids. The actor said, “That’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me – and their mother. That’s bigger than fame, and it came not a moment too soon.”

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Michael Jordan – Yvette Prieto Jordan | Then

Who says you can’t meet the love of your life at a bar!? In 2008, basketball all-star and six-time NBA championship winner Michael Jordan met model Yvette Prieto at a night club in Miami, Florida, and after 5 years of dating Jordan put a ring on it. The two got married on April 27 of 2013. They wed in Palm Beach, Florida at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda which was followed up by a lavish $10 million reception held in Jupiter Florida at Bear’s Club.

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Michael Jordan – Yvette Prieto | Now

Although Jordan isn’t in the spotlight like he used to be in the 90’s, he’s still super famous and wealthy. In 2010, he bought the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team for a whopping $275 million from Bob Johnson. In 2014, Yvette Jordan became a mother after giving birth to Isabel and Victoria Jordan in West Palm Beach, Florida. Now, Michael and Yvette surprisingly live relatively modest lives in Kendall, Florida, where Yvette focuses most of her time on raising their two girls. Ahh, the sweet life.

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Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman | Then

Dustin Hoffman is most well known for his role as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate and for his critically acclaimed roles in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man. After Hoffman divorced his first wife Anne Byrne in 1980, he married his second wife, Lisa in 1980. Dustin and Lisa had four kids together. He has six kids combined from his two marriages. The lovebirds got married in Roxbury, Connecticut. Lisa has a widely known, top of the line beauty line called Lisa Hoffman Beauty. 

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Dustin Hoffman – Lisa Hoffman | Now

Dustin and Lisa are still happily married and are the proud parents of four children together. Oscar-winning Dustin is not the only successful member of the family. Lisa Hoffman’s beauty line is known for its fragrances and has received recognition as “Beauty’s Top 40.”  Lisa is much more shy around the camera than her famous husband. The two like to keep their life private. Whenever they momentarily step into the spotlight we can see Dustin and his wife are perfect for each other. Second time was the charm for these two!

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Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson | Then

Eastwood was married twice. It is easy to forget that Maggie Johnson was Clint Eastwood’s first wife. They fell in love and got married in Pasadena in 1953. Surprisingly they had only known each other for six months before when they met on a blind date. Most people would probably not describe the relationship as stable. There is only one authorized biography about Eastwood by Richard Schickel. In the biography, Eastwood says he was “too young, not well enough established [when they first married].”

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Clint Eastwood – Maggie Johnson | Now

Clint Eastwood and Maggie Johnson had two children together. Eastwood was said to have had an affair for 14 years with dancer and stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis. Clint fathered his first child with Roxanne while he was married. The love child was kept a secret until 1989. Clint and Maggie were married for 31 years before getting divorced in 1984. Eastwood married Dina Ruiz in 1996 and got divorced in 2014. He also had other lovers including, Sondra Locke and Frances Fisher.

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Bruce Springsteen – Juliana Phillips | Then

Bruce, also known as, “The Boss”, is known for his rock and roll style and mega-hit songs. Juliana was a successful actress and model all through the 80s and 90s. Springsteen and Phillips met in 1984 and married a year later. The high profile couple garnered a lot of media attention during their time together. The photogenic couple did not last very long. They divorced in 1989. It was rumored that Springsteen’s song “Light of Day” was inspired by the breakup.

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Bruce Springsteen – Juliana Phillips | Now

After Bruce and Juliana’s four-year-long marriage, both moved on with their lives. They didn’t have any children together. Afterward, Bruce’s career continued to skyrocket. Juliana continued to do some acting but she is pretty much known for being Bruce’s first wife. Bruce married Patti Scialfa in 1991 and the couple is still together. They have three children together named Evan, Jessica, and Samuel. They raised their children in New Jersey out of the public eye.

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Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker | Then

Before Michael Douglas’ marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, he was married to Diandra Luker. Luker was 19 years old when she and Douglas married. Douglas was 32 years old at the time. They had one son together in 1978 named Cameron. Michael and Diandra were married from 1977 to 1995. Diandra was awarded $45 million in the divorce settlement. Douglas shared about his marriage to Diandra in The Mirror. He said, “I know I’m going to get into trouble here. I have nothing against her and in fact, I’m very fond of my first wife. But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.”

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Michael Douglas – Diandra Luker | Now

Michael remarried Catherina Zeta-Jones in 2000. Their birthdays are on the same day (September 25), and they are exactly 25 years apart. They couple has two more children together. He recently had a battle with throat cancer, which he is currently in remission from. After receiving $45 million in the divorce settlement,  Diandra has laid low since. She even told Daily Mail in 2014, “I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve never turned my private life into show business. Too much public exposure affects children.”celeb wives then and now

Jeremy Irons – Sinéad Cusck | Then

English-born Jeremy, and Irish-born, Sinéad met and married in 1978. The two successful actors had two sons together, Sam and Max. Sinéad is Jeremy’s second wife, as he was briefly married to a woman named Julie Hallam from 1969. Irons and Hallam divorced the same year they got married.  Back in the 70s, Jeremy acted mostly on British television shows, it wasn’t until the 80s that he got his start in film. They two have been married for almost 40 years!

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Jeremy Irons – Sinéad Cusck | Now

Another happily ever after for Hollywood. Jeremy and Sinéad are still happily married for almost four decades! Jeremy has become a Hollywood legend in the mean time, while Sinéad has also earned a name for herself as a Hollywood heavyweight. Sinead also has received two Tony Award nominations, for Best Leading Actress in Much Ado About Nothing, and also for Best Featured Actress in Rock ‘n’ Roll. These two are considered a powerhouse couple for all intents and purposes, and we couldn’t agree more.

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Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston | Then

Leading man and forever heartthrob, Jeff Bridges, is known for his acting and singing. He stole our hearts with his critically acclaimed portrayal as Otis Blake in Crazy Heart. It turns out he stole Susan Geston’s heart too! The two met when he was working on the film Rancho Deluxe in 1976. Geston was working as a maid on the location where Bridges was filming. The two instantly clicked and married in 1977. Jeff went on to become one of Hollywood’s most successful actors.

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Jeff Bridges – Susan Geston | Now

Fast forward forty years later and Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston are still together! The couple has three daughters together, and one granddaughter. They both aged VERY well, as you can see from this photo, taken on the red carpet in 2016. Jeff and Susan truly appreciate each other which keeps their marriage strong. When Jeff won an Academy Award, he said,”I especially want to thank my gorgeous wife, Sue. We’ve been married 33 years. We have a beautiful family, three girls, Isabelle, Jessie and Haley. Thank you guys, I wouldn’t be up here without you.”

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Steven Seagal – Kelly Le Brock | Then


The martial arts star married Kelly Le Brock in 1987, but she was already his third wife. He married an akido instructor’s daughter in Japan, Miyako Fujitani. The two had two children together before Seagal left Japan to return to the US and launch his film career. It was then when he met Days of Our Lives actress Adrienne La Russa, despite still being married to Fujitani. He saw Le Brock in the film Woman in Red and told friends that she was ‘his destiny’ and they would eventually tie the knot and have three children together.

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Steven Seagal – Kelly Le Brock | Now


Segal and Le Brock’s marriage would not last so long, however, and the couple filed for divorce in 1994 citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’ It would later emerge that this was primarily down to Seagal’s extramarital affair with the couple’s nanny, Arissa Wolf, with whom he would have another child. In recent times, Seagal has been hit with a number of accusations of abuse from various women, including Le Brock, who has said that Seagal subjected her to years of abuse. He is currently married to Erdenetuya Batsukh – a dancer from Mongolia.

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Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson | Then

Burt Reynold’s highly successful acting career may have contributed to some highly publicized relationships and break ups. He has been married twice in his life. Both times they were short marriages filled with lots of drama and scandal. Burt’s first marriage was to Judy Carne, another famous actress. They were married in 1963 for only two years. Burt’s second marriage was to Loni Anderson. They tied the knot in 1988. While married, they adopted an adorable son named Quinton. The couple divorced in 1993.

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Burt Reynolds – Loni Anderson | Now

Since the two failed marriages, Burt Reynolds had learned a lot. In an issue of People magazine Reynolds reflected on his marriage to Loni. He stated, “I should have known that you don’t marry an actress. That was a really dumb move on my part.” He also went on to date Sally Field and called her the “love of his life.” Burt, amazingly, still acts in blockbuster films; the man never tires. Loni also stills acts in television sitcoms. Their son Quinton also works in television on film production.

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Mario Lopez – Ali Landry | Then


Mario, who quickly became famous after starring in the hit TV Show Saved By The Bell, met model Ali while he was hosting the Miss Teen USA competition that she was participating in. After a 6 year long romance and an engagement which followed, the couple were married in an intimate Roman Catholic wedding ceremony in 2004. Just 50 guests attended the event in Mexico. However, sadly the romance didn’t last.
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Mario Lopez – Ali Landry | Now


Sadly, the couple’s marriage didn’t last long at all. Just two weeks later Ali had the marriage annulled after finding out that Mario had cheated on her during his bachelor party. Since the marriage was dissolved, both Mario and Ali have been involved in numerous projects. Notably, Mario hosts Dancing With The Stars and even reunited with his Saved By The Bell Cast along with Jimmy Fallon for a special episode. Ali has also starred in various films and tv shows, as well as getting remarried.
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Hank Azaria – Helen Hunt | Then


Hank, most well know for voicing Moe Szyslak on The Simpsons, married Helen Hunt in 1999. The couple chose to get married in a traditional Jewish ceremony in their home in Southern California. At the time Helen was starring in the hit comedy Mad About You as well as filming What Women Want. She also received two nominations – one from the American Comedy Awards and another from the People’s Choice awards, which she went onto win.
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Hank Azaria – Helen Hunt | Now


Sadly Hank and Helen’s marriage only lasted a year, with the couple separating in the year 2000. Shortly after, Helen started a relationship with Matthew Carnahan and they remain together today. Hank also moved on and married Katie Wright, with whom he has a son with. Since his marriage with Helen, Hank has continued to voice Moe in The Simpsons, as well as starring in numerous other films and tv shows, including Gargamel in The Smurfs 2
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